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Know Unspecified to Specify Tonsillitis Type

Question: Which diagnosis code should we report for acute tonsillitis? Maryland Subscriber Answer: Fortunately, EDs that see patients with acute tonsillitis should find a relatively simple path to selecting the most accurate diagnosis code. Although you only had one code to consider under ICD-9, you've had to expand your horizons since ICD-10 wants to know the type of the patient's tonsillitis. The [...]

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